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groups of the ’70s. From the smash
pop stage musical “Mamma Mia” to
all the international pop chart faves
that made this ensemble famous, the
family-friendly group duplicates the
Swedish songsters to near perfection.
Tickets $39–$59. Montgomery
Theater, 271 S. Market St., San Jose.
Transamerica Rock ’n’ Roll Half
Marathon. April 7, 6:30 a.m. Thousands
of athletes gather to run a scenic
13.1-mile course that highlights
San Francisco’s most iconic landmarks,
including the Golden Gate
Bridge. Local bands perform along
the course, which culminates with
a Finish Line Festival at Civic Center
Plaza. Tickets $132. 1000 Great
Highway, San Francisco (starting
line). Visit runrocknroll.com.
Weezer. April 10, 7 p.m. Following
a rapturously received summer tour,
Weezer returns to the road with Pixies
this spring for a run of highly
Havana Cuba All-Stars, Apr. 11, Hammer Theatre
anticipated arena dates. Get a taste of the
’90s rockers along with opening act, Basement.
Ticket prices vary. Oracle Arena, 7000
Coliseum Way, Oakland. 800/745-3000.
Pebble Beach Food and Wine Festival.
April 11–14, times vary. More than 100
prominent chefs and 250 acclaimed
wineries and winemakers from around
the world will provide four days of
epicurean splendor during this firstclass
festival. Events include a golf
tournament, cooking demonstrations,
masterpiece meals and other
top-notch experiences. Ticket prices
vary. Various locations around Pebble
Los Angeles Azules. April 12, 8 p.m.
Known worldwide as the creators of the
symphonic cumbia, Los Angeles Azules
return to the U.S. to dazzle audiences with
their “Esto Si Es Cumbia” tour. Tickets $50–
$104. City National Civic, 135 W. San Carlos
St., San Jose. 408/792-4111.
Coastal Wildflower Day. April 13, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Celebrate California State Parks
with a festival of flowers, filled with activities
for the entire family. Marvel at local plant
displays, games for kids, tours of the state
beach and gardens and educational information
about native plants and animals. Free.
Half Moon Bay State Beach (Francis Beach
parking lot), 95 Kelly Ave., Half Moon Bay.
Downtown Willow Glen Wine Walk. April
13, 2 to 5 p.m. Savor fine wines from a variety
of vintners during this festive spring affair
featuring tasting at a variety of downtown
Willow Glen shops and restaurants. Tickets
$40–$50. Check-in begins at noon at two
locations: Buffington House, 1224 Lincoln
Ave., or Goosetown Lounge, 1072 Lincoln
Ave., San Jose. 408/298-2100.
Madama Butterfly. April 13–28, times vary.
Puccini’s heartbreaking love story of betrayal
tells of an American naval officer who marries
a young Japanese girl out of convenience, only
to leave her as she faithfully awaits his return.
Set in 1890s Japan, Puccini’s devastating saga
of devotion, tradition and sacrifice is one of
the most beloved operas of all time. Tickets
$10–$181. California Theatre, 345 S. First
St., San Jose. 408/352-5616.
Autism Speaks Walk. April 14, 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. This walk is an inspirational opportunity
to raise money and awareness to help
change the future for all those who struggle
with autism. Funds benefit biomedical
research into the causes, prevention,
treatments and a possible cure
for autism. San Jose State University
Football Practice Field, South 10th
Street, San Jose. 209/445-4900.
Alan Cumming. April 14, 7:30
p.m. Catch Cumming in his hugely
acclaimed cabaret show. The
beloved actor, singer, writer, producer,
and activist will be joined
onstage by Emmy Award-winning
musical director Lance Horne and
cellist Eleanor Norton for this
delightful appearance, featuring vivid
stories of his most emotionally harrowing
moments accompanied by
sentimental tunes sung with Broadway
worthy bravado. Tickets $145-
$250. Oshman Family JCC-Schultz
Cultural Arts Hall, 3921 Fabian
Way, Palo Alto. 650/223-8649.
P!NK with Julia Michaels. April
17, 7:30 p.m. Known for her gravity
defying dynamic live shows,
the international pop icon
will light up the stadium.
Audiences enjoy her epic
vocals, stunning stagecraft
and eye-catching stunt
work. Tickets $47.45–$182.50. SAP
Center at San Jose, 525 W. Santa Clara
St., San Jose. 800/745-3000.
Snoop Dogg. April 19, 7 p.m. Legendary
lyrical lothario and smooth
operator of rap Snoop Dogg brings
the 25th Anniversary of his pivotal
“Doggystyle Tour” to legions of Oakland
fans. He is joined by other titans
of the genre, E-40, Too Short, DJ
Quik, The Dogg Pound, Mac Mall and
more. Tickets $39.50–$199.50. Oracle
Arena, 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland.
107.7 The Bone Dirty 30th Anniversary
Concert for Lamont &
Tonelli: Sammy Hagar & The Circle.
April 20, 7:30 p.m. Formed in
2014, the acclaimed supergroup featuring Rock
& Roll Hall of Fame inductees Sammy Hagar
and bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason
Bonham and guitarist Vic Johnson, have established
themselves as one of the most emphatic
and exciting live acts on the road today. Tickets
$29.50–$129.50. Concord Pavilion, 2000
Kirker Pass Rd, Concord. 925/676-8742.
San Francisco International Beer Festival.
April 20, 7 to 10 p.m. Since 1984, this sudsy
soiree has raised money for the Telegraph Hill
Cooperative Nursery School. Guests enjoy
unlimited beer samplings in a 4-ounce souvenir
mug, unlimited food samplings from some of
San Francisco’s best restaurants and local music.
Tickets $75. Fort Mason Center, Festival Pavilion,
San Francisco. Visit sfbeerfest.com.
Van Jones. April 23, 8 p.m. Van Jones is a
Center, San Jose
Stars on Ice, May 12, SAP Center,